Our children display outstanding levels of behaviour both in the classroom and in the playground. They are focussed in their learning and we are very proud of the progress our learners make.
As well as teaching the key areas of reading, writing and maths, children at Ebbett Park School are exposed to several exciting learning opportunities. Have a look below at just some of them.
Each year a number of Year 5 & 6 children are selected to become school leaders.
Our leaders undertake a variety of duties including representing our school at events, organising assemblies and being positive role models for our children.
A highlight is attending the annual 'National Young Leaders Conference' in Palmerston North. Our children learn about the essential elements of good leadership and put these skills into practice at Ebbett Park School!
The Principal’s award is announced at assembly.
The award goes to children who consistently display our core values of Excellence, Pride and Spirit.
The children are awarded a medal, a certificate and a special badge to acknowledge their achievements.
The recipients are excellent role models for our children.
Our 2019 recipients have been:
Kereama Hiko (Rm 3)
Rhythm Wainohu-Quilter (Rm 4)
Milan Kupa (Rm 9)
Our staff and parents provide several opportunities for children to take part in sports during the year.
We are always impressed with both the fair play and high level of skills displayed by our teams.
We are so fortunate to have strong support on the sideline from our parents.
In 2019 we won Tohea Sheild. The Tohea Shield is a local competition between Ebbett Park School, Raureka, Mayfair School and Irongate School. We also won the Tohea Shield in 2017.
Our Elite Netball Team won their local competition, the Hastings Netball Competition and was undefeated at Tohea Shield.
Ardie J Smith was named in the Hawkes Bay Under 13 Basketball team.
Te Reo Maori
Te Reo Maori is embedded throughout our school.
We have a Kapa Haka group that practice and perform Waiata and Haka. There are students from across the school involved with this group.
Our groups are renowned for their beautiful singing and performances.
A highlight is the annual Ngati Kahungunu Kapa Haka festival which is held in November.
Every morning the senior classrooms gather together and start the day with a karakia and waiata.
Ebbett Park is well resourced with access to iPads throughout the school. We see these technologies as an excellent tool to enhance the quality teaching and learning that takes place. We also offer opportunities with coding and robotics.
Our library is a highly valued resource. It is modern and well stocked with a broad range of high-interest books.
The library is now open before school between 8.00am and 8.40am. Children and their Whanau are most welcome to come and enjoy a book or two!
Education Outside the Classroom
Children are given many opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
Whether it be a visit to the museum or a trip to the rocky shore, these experiences are important for our children's learning development.
Our playground is a lovely place to be! Children are supportive of one another and have lots of fun during playtime and lunchtimes.
We have two awesome playgrounds, a large playing field and lots of court areas.
Students are allowed to bring their scooters to school to ride during break times.
Our School Values
Our values of Excellence, Pride and Spirit are encouraged and modelled in every thing we do.
We are very proud of the way our children display these values in both their learning and behaviour.
We get constant feedback from visitors to the school about how engaged our children are in learning and how outstanding their behaviour is.
Sign language is one of New Zealand's three official languages, alongside Maori and English.
We are proud of being one of the first schools in New Zealand to have Deaf Communicators working alongside our students. You will see NZSL in action throughout our school. Come to our Monday morning assembly and see our sign singing.
We use an Inquiry Learning approach to many of the essential learning areas of the curriculum.
At Ebbett Park School, we encourage children to ask questions of the world around them and to develop an 'inquiring mind'.
We equip children with the skills to be able to acquire knowledge and communicate it clearly to others.
At Ebbett Park School our Year 3-6 students learning music through support from the Orokohanga Trust. They learn to play the violin and cello.
Our students earn Values Vouchers by demonstrating our three school values. These are Excellence, Pride and Spirit.